Monthly Archives: April 2014

Crush Syndrome: Prompt and Proper Treatment is Critical to Saving Lives and Limbs

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Casualties of crush syndrome are likely to be bomb or earthquake victims. In the U.S., the syndrome is often seen in victims of car accidents who have had to endure prolonged extrication or among substance abusers who fall in an awkward position where a leg or arm is compressed underneath their body for hours. Who is most likely to suffer a crush injury, and what are the most current protocols for treating this life-threatening condition? Read more…